Introducing the Premium Handmade Alec Bradley New York Cigars
Alec Bradley, one of the most iconic names in premium handmade cigars, gives a nod to the “city that never sleeps” with their exciting lineup of New York cigars. First launched in 2010, the concept behind this brand was to create a cigar specifically for brick and mortar retailers in the State of New York. Given New York has been walloped with very high tobacco taxes; the idea of the Alec Bradley New York was to give these retailers a special cigar with an affordable price to attract consumers. After realizing that the New York line was wildly popular with local cigar aficionados, the brand was made available to smokers everywhere. Hand rolled in Bradley’s famous factory in Honduras; the cigars feature a vintage Criollo ’98 wrapper and binder paired with an intricate blend of aged Nicaraguan and Honduran long fillers. This stunning wrapper covering the Alec Bradley New York is clay red-colored in color and boasts very tight seams and a nice oily patina.
In keeping with the “Big Apple” theme, these top-notch parejo’s come with gorgeous, gold-trimmed bands adorned with a striking drawing of the Empire State Building. And, to further capture the essence of the “Empire State” the cigars are fittingly named Queens, Staten Island, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and of course Manhattan.
The start to the Alec Bradley New York yields heavy white pepper and dark peppery spice tones. As the stick begins to break in, lush notes of earth, cedar, toasted almonds, some fruitiness, and a lush creamy finish, remain for the duration of the smoke. The draw to the Alec Bradley New York is effortless, and the construction is pristine. From a strength perspective, the premium handmade Alec Bradley New York cigars are medium to full bodied, yet smooth on the palate, making it a top-choice for veteran enthusiasts, or newcomers looking to move up in strength. Cigar enthusiasts of all experience levels will also appreciate the total package that these reasonably priced bundled cigars brings to the (rolling) table.
Whether you are a tried and true New Yorker or an out-of-state cigar aficionado, this well- balanced luxury smoke from Alec Bradley is one that you simply must experience.